The Human Factor
17 Jun - 07 Sep 2014
Liegender Frauenakt (Untilled 2011-2012),
2012, Installation view, The Human Factor, Hayward Gallery
© Photo Linda Nylind
Pawel Althamer, Frank Benson, Huma Bhabha, Katharina Fritsch, Ryan Gander, Rachel Harrison, Georg Herold, Thomas Hirschhorn, Jeff Koons, Paul McCarthy, John Miller, Cady Noland, Ugo Rondinone, Thomas Schütte, Yinka Shonibare, Rebecca Warren, Paloma Varga Weisz, Andro Wekua, Cathy Wilkes
17 June - 7 September 2014
International artists confront the question of how we represent the 'human' today.
The Human Factor surveys how artists over the past 25 years have reinvented figurative sculpture, looking back to earlier movements in art history and drawing on contemporary imagery.
The artists engage in dialogues with modernist, classical and archaic models of art.
Across their work, the figure is a catalyst for exploring concerns from political violence and mortality to sexuality and voyeurism.
The exhibition will feature works by over 20 leading international artists including Pawel Althamer, Frank Benson, Huma Bhabha, Katharina Fritsch, Ryan Gander, Rachel Harrison, Georg Herold, Thomas Hirschhorn, Jeff Koons, Paul McCarthy, John Miller, Cady Noland, Ugo Rondinone, Yinka Shonibare, Thomas Schütte, Paloma Varga Weisz, Rebecca Warren, Andro Wekua and Cathy Wilkes.
Southbank Centre generously acknowledges the support of Sadie Coles HQ, Edlis-Neeson Foundation, Stephen Friedman Gallery, Gladstone Gallery, Max Hetzler Gallery, Dakis Joannou, Maureen Paley, London and Ringier Collection Zürich, the Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation and the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.
This exhibition includes some nudity and sensitive content.